One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A broad, stiff white collar worn outside the coat collar, especially with an Eton jacket.
- ‘Frank remembers that he had to wear a school suit with a waistcoat and stiff collar, and for the first year an Eton collar outside his jacket.’
- ‘Pupils came to school in historic costume, run up by their mums and aunties, including Eton collars for the boys and three-quarter length knickerbockers and pinafores for the girls.’
- ‘Born plain Mary O'Rourke of Helensburgh in 1913, the singing choirboy in an Eton collar was really a girl.’
- ‘I guess I don't quite have the Eton collar and cravat.’
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